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California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Since its enaction in 1970, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has been California’s premier piece of environmental legislation. The law requires public agencies and decision-makers to... [more]

Master Plan for Aging Implementation

California’s population is aging. In the last ten years, the state’s 65+ population has roughly increased by 42 percent, from 4. 2 million to over 6 million. State projections indicate that in ... [more]

Report Implementation Status Hearing

The Little Hoover Commission will examine the implementation status of its previous reports on two topics -- the state's response to intimate partner violence and to human trafficking for purposes of labor exploitation. The hearing will examine the degree to which the Commission's past recommendations have been implemented, and any changes in the status of the two issues that have increased the importance of the ... [more]

Retail Theft

In June 2023, the Commission received a request from the California state legislature to look at issues surrounding state retail theft data.  In response, the Commission is holding a series of hearings examining how retail theft and corresponding arrests, filings, and convictions are reported and tracked, and whether there are improvements that could be made to better inform evidence-based decision-making.  If you would like more... [more]